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Next Live Show: Peter Boyer

Next Live Show: Peter Boyer

This composer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America has been performed by more than 120 orchestras, but not simultaneously, which would be foolish. Among his many commissions was a piece for President Biden’s inauguration, a fanfare for the uncommon man. Presented with BMI and the Ellis Island Honors Society. Thursday, May 30, 6:30 7 World Trade Center This … Continue reading »


488: Eduardo Vilaro

“I am Juan de Pareja,” says this choreographer (center) about the subject of his new piece, the Afro-Spanish painter enslaved by Velázquez. Multiple personalities? No. One artist fascinated by the life of another. We celebrate Vilaro’s fifteen years as artistic director of Ballet Hispánico. Music: Ahmed Alom (left). Continue reading »


485: Len Elmore

“I had dreams of playing basketball then going to law school and doing what Perry Mason did.” Those dreams came true. The Knicks. Harvard Law. The Brooklyn DA’s office. And now he teaches at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies, a co-producer of this episode. (I had dreams that I could fly. I can’t.)  Photo: Lou Rocco. Continue reading »